Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

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Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

Spring is right around the corner! Are you prepared to care for your lawn this spring? Below are some short spring maintenance tips and homeowner’s guides for each popular type of grass.

Zoysia

Spring maintenance for an established, mature zoysiagrass lawn is pretty simple. First, give the grass a “buzz-cut” of sorts, by dropping the mower a notch in the early spring. For this particular mow, be sure to bag up all of the material. After this initial buzz-cut is complete, mow the zoysiagrass at your desired height, which is usually between .5 and two inches.  Apply a pre-emergent herbicide as this will help cut down on summer weeds, and don’t overwater the lawn. Zoysia only needs about one inch of water per a week considering rainfall. To ensure the lawn gets the nutrients it needs, we recommend using the LawnifiTM Spring Fertilizer Box. If you have had a fungus or disease in your zoysia in the past or have shade in the yard, apply a systemic fungicide to ensure there aren’t any future outbreaks. See the below Homeowner Maintenance Guides for more details on zoysiagrass spring maintenance: Zoysia, EMPIRE Turf, Geo Zoysia, and Innovation.

Bermudagrass

Bermudagrass upkeep is similar to that of zoysiagrass. Mow your bermudagrass lawn at the desired height. We recommend a height anywhere between .5 and 1.5 inches tall. Applying a pre-emergent  herbicide afterwards will surely help cut down on the amount of summer weeds. Be sure not to overwater your bermudagrass lawn. Like zoysiagrass, bermudagrass only needs about one inch of water per week including rainfall. To ensure your lawn gets the nutrients it needs, we recommend using the LawnifiTM Spring Fertilizer Box. If the grass has had a fungus or disease in the past or is in a shady area, apply a systemic fungicide to ensure there aren’t any future outbreaks. Download the below Homeowner Maintenance Guides for more details on bermudagrass spring maintenance: Bermudagrass, Celebration, Latitude 36, and NorthBridge.

St. Augustine

First, mow your St. Augustine somewhere between 1.5 to two inches in height. A pre-emergent herbicide should be applied at the beginning of spring as it will help cut down on the amount of potential summer weeds. St. Augustine only needs about one inch of water per a week including rainfall, so be careful not to overwater your lawn. To ensure your lawn gets the nutrients it needs, we recommend using the LawnifiTM Spring Fertilizer Box. Apply an insecticide that has control for chinch bugs if needed. If a granular type of insecticide is applied, water the lawn immediately after application to help with soil absorption. If you’ve had a fungus or disease in your St. Augustine before or have shade in your yard, apply a systemic fungicide to prevent future outbreaks. Download the below Homeowner Maintenance Guides for more details on St. Augustine spring maintenance: St. Augustine and Palmetto.

Bluegrass

First, mow your bluegrass somewhere between 2.5 to 3.5 inches in height. A pre-emergent herbicide should be applied at the beginning of spring as it will help cut down on the amount of potential summer weeds. Bluegrass only needs about one inch of water per a week including rainfall, so be careful not to overwater your lawn. To ensure your lawn gets the nutrients it needs, we recommend using the LawnifiTM Spring Fertilizer Box. Treat with a borad spectrum insecticide if needed.. If a granular type of insecticide is applied, water the lawn immediately after application to help with soil absorption. If you’ve had a fungus or disease in your bluegrass before or have shade in your yard, apply a systemic fungicide to prevent future outbreaks. Download the below Homeowner Maintenance Guides for more details on bluegrass spring maintenance: Bluegrass and HGT.

Lawnifi Spring Fertilizer Box

The Spring Fertilizer Box consists of two bottles of Maintain and one bottle of Boost for a lesser price than purchasing all three bottles individually. Spray one application of Maintain at the start of spring to promote healthy roots and the return of green leaf blades after winter dormancy. In mid-spring, apply Boost to deepen the green appearance of your lawn. Boost will deliver greening benefits to your lawn immediately, and long into the season because of its time-release formula. In late spring, use the remaining bottle of Maintain to prep your lawn for the heat and stress of summer. Our patented nano-fertilizers with Catalyst TechnologyTM give your lawn the jump-start it needs to emerge from dormancy, green up fast, and thrive throughout the spring months.

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